I am not quite sure where to start in expressing thanks and gratitude for Saturday February 15th, 2014 shall forever be marked upon my heart and soul as one of the most touching, supportive, kind, generous, thoughtful, giving and full of amazing surprises EVER of days!
To all the wonderful souls that have shared, cross-posted, came out, or sent lovely emails/texts etc., I wanted to also make a BIG and personal THANK YOU on this blog post for BHRR's Angel Noelle. WHAT has been done for BHRR's Angel Noelle BY each of you, plus for the other BHRR dogs is massive!
Saturday's Event Raised:
$315 in nail trims
3 bags of Dog food were donated ($149.97)
$50 in other donations for Food purchases
$107 in BHRR's Angel Noelle's KISSES 4 KASH!
Grand Total: $472
Breanne Jacklin & ALL of the amazing supportive, caring and giving folks of PV Stittsville, THANK you for contacting us and asking, if you could hold this event for BHRR!
On a side note, the $5(Five) for Food Fundraiser runs right through until the end of February!
This wee 'giant' will be obtaining her booster in a few weeks, and, then shall be ready to be placed up for adoption! Her Vets have stated that she has healed so beautifully, that she will not require alternative therapy such as CWW! WTG!
With her not having to go to CWW, her final final bills are estimated to be over $5,000. We have to have another exam, her boosters, more revolution etc. BHRR does not have any Fundraisers planned until April. That shall be our Third Annual 1-on-1 Special Date ONLINE Auction! We hope that the community/village of BHRR may consider making a donation to her care!
Some photo's of Saturday below! 🙂 What a beautiful day….smiles, laughter, great conversation, some tears(YUP!) and, we were even informed by a wonderful PV lovely, that we helped a man through his fear of dogs! There were so many people that came to visit this amazing 'wee' giant, that we literally took over the store and, I kept apologizing to Bre at PV Stittsville.
I am so glad that BHRR's Angel Noelle also had a great time at the Vet with me on Saturday(we headed over to PV Stittsville, once my shift ended so that she could visit and thank as many people as possible for helping her AND gave Kisses 4 Kash!). To have had a Vet visit without being poked, prodded, having a surgery etc., was very important. We did trim up her nails…I sound like a broken record, yet, it is very important to me for these dogs to get into the hands of others to keep making them well rounded plus well balanced. So, I had one of the lovelies I work with trim up her nails and, she rocked as always! She was only mildly nervous of a few people at KAH and at PV and, as the day went on, she was better and better…she is a food/treat hound!
She also had lost .5 of a kg(1.1 pounds)! YAY! YAY! Just a wee bit more to go and, she will be fabu! Obese dogs are one of my huge pet peeves. Breaks my heart….
AND, at PV Stittsville, only one man made her nervous yet, he was wearing a hat, and, had his hands in his pocket and he did reach over her head….ONCE, BHRR's Noelle realised that all of this attention and loving was for her, she was soaking it up, exploring the store, AND, she LOVES LOVES LOVES kids….from the moment, she arrive to BHRR, she has loved children. We would love to see her in a home with children. She is more than making leaps and bounds…she is stunning the medical profession and, the compliments again, on her gorgeous shiny coat both at KAH and at the event, was heartwarming…all about great nutrition/Vet care, proper exercise and love! 🙂 Something that we have to know a great deal about at BHRR to do what we do and have the success that we have!
A lot of people also commented on how bonded she was with me….that she is…..and, when a friend of mine comes back from her Vacation, she is going to take her for a weekend to help give her good experiences and to keep building upon the strong foundation that has been built at BHRR.
Quite a few people have asked why am I not keeping this dog that is so focused on me and adores me and, this will be a very hard one for me…they are all in their own ways, yet, she will not need me much longer and, if I do my job right, that best matched fit home for her, will keep building upon what I have done with her here and worked so hard to so for/with her AND, will stay in touch. 🙂 We would not fundraise and, have others pay for a dog that we would be keeping ourselves. I go back to Matrix, the GD hit by a hammer. Not one fundraiser was done or one penny donated to his bills. That was all out of my own pocket. We believe in full disclosure and, shall continue being an open book.
The other wonderful compliment received was her obedience. As a properly qualified/certified trainer and behavoural expert – of 26 years and counting – , obedience and behavoural modification is an essential part of BHRR – 'Rehabilitation' is in our name for a reason. This does not mean that any right matched forever loving home is not required to take her to the mandatory obedience classes.
I do have to giggle at the number of people that exclaimed how 'small' she was. Yup! A 'wee' giant of BHRR, yet, a special needs one and such a WOW dog at that! Her photo's etc. make her appear a lot larger than people thought and, her personality is LARGER than life. AND, small or not, she sure has take a HUGE hold on a lot of folks hearts/souls out there…below is one very special guest post entry from a really amazing person that came out to visit her. This person is one of BHRR's Angel Noelle's army of angels!
"It was such an honour to meet Angel Noelle. I had to go outside and cry privately my tears of joy. She is an amazing spirit and a true testament to what BHRR does best. There must be some magic at the Boer's house.
BHRR’s Angel Noelle even has her own Fundraising Page on You Caring!
*PayPal is taking fees.
YOU CAN ALSO MAKE BI-WEEKLY AUTOMATIC DONATIONS OR EVEN MONTHLY DONATIONS – HERE
(You do not need a PayPal account either)
A file is set up at Kanata Animal Hospital (613) 836-2848 and they will take Visa, M/C and AMEX over the phone under the account of ‘Birch Haven Rescue’ for ‘Angel Noelle’. They will take Debit or Cash in person at 440 Hazeldean Road in Kanata, Ontario
You can also mail donations via a Bank Draft to:
Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
OR email transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
OR via PayPal(please use the ‘gift’ option OR the ‘friends and family’ option) OR we shall have to pay service charge fees.
BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s Christmas Miracle Angels $4,390.60* donated to date & Final Bills are now estimated at over $5,000+
*Before PayPal fees
Andrea – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Anna – From her choosing BHRR as one of her selections on a Postcard Draw she hosted
Evan, Sevia, Alexa & Liam – PayPal took $2.04 in fees
Anne – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Auction Winners from an online Auction that Anna hosted and BHRR was the benefactor on those items
Colin – PayPal took 1.17 in fees
Jillian – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
The Beach Group – PayPal took $1.03
Jan – lovely pink leash
Tianna & Kiki – Party – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
PVAR through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring -PENDING
Rosa through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Carinne though YouCaring – PENDING
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.45 in fees
Kassie & Kailyn through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Alice through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Luanne through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
DawgBlogger through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.53 in fees
Sandra through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Skittles and Potter – PENDING
Geoffrey – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Simone – PayPal took $4.65 in fees
Mason – Allowance
Kinsley – Allowance
Wendi through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.03 in fees
Brian through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
GDR through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Anonymous through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.59 in fees
Barbara through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.75 in fees
Heather H. through YouCaring – PayPal took $1.46 in fees
Samantha through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Mylene through YouCaring – PayPal took $3.20 in fees
Jacqueline & Dantry Danes
Millie, the Newfoundland Dog through YouCaring – PayPal took $0.88 in fees
Breaking Bills Bake Online Auction – $789.00
Tianna – special blanket
Online Auction on FB by Winners/Donators on Anna's Page
Wendi – Spare Change
PV Stittsville February 15th Nail Trims/Grinds & BHRR's Angel Noelle's 'KISSES 4 KASH'
BHRR’s Angel Noelle’s Wish List:
$ towards Vet bills
Packing Blankets/Sleeping Blankets
Smoked Dino Bones
Dog FOOD – FROMM Whitefish or Salmon
**IF I am forgetting any of her ANGELS, it is completely unintentional and please EMAIL me**